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  • Mixed reaction to MW road decision

    MOUNT WASHINGTON— The city of Mount Washington is tired of waiting.

    Since 1962, the city has asked to have Highway 44 widened.

    Now, in 2017, the road is worse off than ever.

    “I’m sick and tired of waiting,” mayor Barry Armstrong said. “That’s all we’ve been doing.”

  • Honeymoon hits bit of rough spot in Shep.

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — After a relatively smooth transition over the past seven months, a bit of friction surfaced at the most recent Shepherdsville City Council meeting.

    Much of the differences seemed to stem from the powers of the executive and legislative branches of city government.

    Councilmember Bonnie Enlow inquired whether mayor Curtis Hockenbury told employees to not talk with city councilmembers.

    She asked if the mayor had such a right.

  • Mayor refutes statement that no progress has been made

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When a councilmember stated that the city hadn’t moved forward, mayor Curtis Hockenbury shook his head.

    After being appointed last fall to serve the final year of the mayor’s term, Hockenbury felt the city had been making strides.

    “People wanted stability in city government,” said Hockenbury. “We’ve done that.”

  • Could this be last budget Parker has to worry about in Hunters Hollow?

    HUNTERS HOLLOW - It could be the last city budget mayor Linda Parker ever has to worry about it… and there wasn’t too much to worry about.

    The Hunters Hollow City Commission unanimously approved the city’s 2017-18 fiscal year budget ordinance, which goes into effect July 1.

    The budget will carry over around $135,000 in available resources, along with $30,000 in its Municipal Road Aid fund (MARF).

  • LJ employees to see hike in their pay for fiscal year

    LEBANON JUNCTION— After five years, Lebanon Junction city employees will get a little extra something in their wallets.

    Mayor Larry Dangerfield suggested a 50-cent raise for all city employees, which comes to $1,040 additional each year. Dangerfield confirmed the money was already in the budget, he just wanted the council’s agreement on the long-awaited increase.

    Dangerfield also asked the council to consider raising the cap on the police chief’s salary. The raise would be on the ordinance, not the chief’s paycheck. 

  • Just a minute: Council takes time in giving OK to different look to minutes

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- What is the value in having recorded minutes from governmental meetings?

    They document actions taken by that governmental body.

    But what if you are an elected official who has become accustomed to getting minutes to approve, and those minutes were basically word for word of what happened at the previous meeting, and what you received was not what you expected?

    You would raise a question?

  • Lebanon Junction council agrees to small increase in center rental fee

     LEBANON JUNCTION— No one ever willingly wants to raise prices, but sometimes it’s just what the budget calls for.

    After a meeting with the bookkeeper to look over the budget in April, Mayor Larry Dangerfield said everything looks good for the most part.

    One concern he had was the community center and lot the city purchased in January for $56,000 after previously renting the building from Publisher’s Printing for $1 a year.

    The current rental rate for the building is a $50 rental fee plus a $50 refundable deposit.

  • County receives ADF grant for new med cars

     FRANKFORT – The Department for Local Government (DLG) today announced an Area Development Fund (ADF) grant of $6,158.25 to the Bullitt County Fiscal Court, designated toward the Med Car Purchase Project. 

    Grant funds will assist the county in the purchase of two vehicles for emergency medical services.

  • Dispatchers now part of sheriff’s office

     SHEPHERDSVILLE — The transition of employees at Bullitt County Central Dispatch to a new boss is now complete.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court has approved a separation agreement with its employees who worked at central dispatch.

    Earlier this year, the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office was given the management duties for the emergency dispatch service.

    Now, the employees are officially part of the sheriff’s office and will follow sheriff Donnie Tinnell’s policies and procedures.

  • County staff gets varied raises in new budget

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- In what might come as a shock to most, the 2017-18 Bullitt County fiscal budget was approved without a word being spoken.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court voted 4-0 to approve the new budget.

    With the exception of praise to those involved in the budget process, nothing was said.

    However, in peeling back the budget document, a few things were different than publicly discussed during its presentation in May.